The first Kalamela was conducted in 2003, aiming to create a platform for competitions in various arts disciplines for children and youngsters of Indians living in Switzerland. We were overwhelmed by the great success that we achieved in our very first attempt. From the sincere appreciation and encouragements poured in from various corners of the society, Keli conceived the idea of bringing the PravasiIndian Youths together from all over the world at a festival and make it an international extravaganza.
The first International Kalamela was held in 2004 in Z├╝rich, Switzerland. It ended up as the pioneer Pravasi Indian Youth Festival in Switzerland. The event was a great success and acclaimed by one and all. By organizing the 1st International Kalamela with more than 150 participants from various countries, we experienced the Kalamela as a unifying bond to promote international understanding among the Pravasi Indians.
Keli International Kalamela has turned out to be the International Event for all young artists who want to test their ability against other talented counterparts in most of the known forms of Indian Arts.
When Keli is getting ready to host this most acclaimed and prestigious event outside India, hundreds of most talented artists will travel from different parts of the world to contest in fifteen different disciplines in four different age groups.
After the scintillating successes of previous years, preparations are underway to organize yet another Mega Mela on 7th and 8th June 2014 for our young artists hailing not only from Pravasi backgrounds, but also for anyone who has learned the rich art forms India has to offer.
In its pursuit towards universality, Keli is lifting the pravasi barriers in all the age group, for any versatile artists, who may qualify to compete in this prestigious event
Our Vision is to bring together all the talented young performers and artists of Indian classical dances and other art forms from all over the world and to provide them with a genuine platform for cultural and artistic development.
Our Mission is to contribute immensely to safeguard and nurture our centuries old rich culture and traditions through investing in its various forms and faces. We would like to be known as Guardians of Indian Art and Culture..